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The Integration Of Travel Demand Management And Technological Measures For Reducing The Level Of Road Traffic Noise

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000301

Volume

49

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,160 kb

Author(s)

Y. Muromachi, S. Yokoyama, N. Harata & K. Ohta

Abstract

The integration of travel demand management and technological measures for reducing the level of road traffic noise Y. Muromachi (% S. Yokoyama ^, N. Harata ^ & K. Qhta ^ (1) Engineering Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan (2) Department of Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan (3) Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Tokyo, Japan Abstract Noise pollution is one of the major environmental damages caused by automobiles. In 1997 of Japan, 4,135 out of 4,772 roadside observatory stations failed to keep environmental quality standards for noise. Since there has been little improvement in the number of stations satisfying environmental quality standards, we need more powerful actions to change this undesirable situation. In this study, we constructed two models, traffic assignment model and traffic noise model, in order to test several policy measures of roads and road traffic for reducing the level of road traffic noise in a consistent way. The model was b

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